Based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter, “The Light in the Forest” follows the struggles of Johnny Butler, also known as True Son amongst his Delaware Indian family, as he readjusts to living with his biological family and their neighbors following the French & Indian War and Pontiac’s Rebellion.
The fictional character of Johnny Butler represents one of thousands captured and adopted by American Indians during the 18th century.
To learn more about the ceremony and tradition of captivity, please visit Captured by Indians, which includes information, photographs, and captivity narratives used to create the Fort Pitt Museum’s past exhibit on Indian captivity.
Show times: Noon and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in December, plus Dec. 24, 26, and 31.
“The Light in the Forest” is 83 min. long and is unrated. It contains some scenes of violence.
Screenings of “The Light in the Forest” are included with Fort Pitt Museum admission. Reservations are not required.
For more information, please contact Kathleen Lugarich at email@example.com or 412-454-6418.